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Back Pain Specialist

Lagniappe Medical Clinic -  - Primary Care Physician

Lagniappe Medical Clinic

Primary Care Physicians & Multi-Specialty Group located in Columbia, SC & West Columbia, SC

Back pain is a leading cause of incapacity, ranging from acute, disabling injuries to long-term disease management. The highly qualified health care team at Lagniappe Medical Clinic provides effective pain management and a range of therapies for all types of back pain. With convenient locations in Columbia and West Columbia, South Carolina, you have a Lagniappe Medical Clinic nearby. If you have back pain, find out why and start your treatment without delay by calling the clinic nearest you to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.

Back Pain Q & A

Why do I have back pain?

Damage to muscles, connective tissues, or parts of the spine cause back pain. This damage can be due to acute injury, repetitive strain, degenerative disease in the vertebrae and discs, or a combination of these factors.

Conditions that can cause back pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis (unnatural curvature of the spine)
  • Osteoporosis (loss of bone density)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Degenerative disc disease

Falls, overdoing physical exertion, injuries sustained as a result of accidents, and participating in sports are common causes of acute back pain, but preventable actions such as poor posture, moving awkwardly, and using incorrect techniques when lifting cause many cases of back pain.

What can I do to avoid back pain?

Leading an active life and staying fit keeps your body strong, and stretching exercises can keep your back flexible. Avoiding slouching at your desk or on the couch in the evening is vital to keeping your back pain-free, as is adopting a good posture and using safe lifting techniques.

Taking up yoga or Pilates can be a highly effective way to keep your back strong, and working on core strengthening exercises helps you to lift without straining your back.

What treatments are available for back pain?

If you have pain in your back, stop doing anything that’s causing discomfort but do not immobilize yourself. Staying still doesn’t help you get better, and may even delay recovery. Do some gentle exercise and stretches, and apply heat packs or topical medications.

You also need to find out what’s causing your pain in case you need specific treatment. The team at Lagniappe Medical Clinic can assess your back pain and use advanced diagnostic imaging techniques to see the extent of the damage. They can then design a personalized treatment plan to get you fit and free of your back pain.

Therapies that might form part of your back pain treatment plan include:

  • A specially designed exercise program
  • Massage therapy
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Muscle relaxant medication
  • Topical pain-relieving medication
  • Cortisone injections
  • Nerve blocks

If you are overweight or obese, weight loss may help relieve your back pain. Lagniappe Medical Clinic has a medical weight-loss program that is effective at dropping the pounds and keeping them off for improved overall wellness.

The team at Lagniappe Medical Clinic can create a treatment plan that relieves your back pain and treats the cause rather than masking the symptoms. Call the clinic today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.

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